In memory of
George W. Carman
Carman, George W. Carman, George W., 89, of Crystal Springs, Fla., formerly of Ithaca, N.Y. passed to the arms of God, Tuesday January 3, 2017. He was the last surviving Carman of his generation. He is survived by his companion, Ruth Peck; son, William (Carla) of Crystal Springs, Fla.; daughter, Juanita of Van Etten, N.Y.; several grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of more than 60 years, Elsie; daughter, Helen Kellogg (Edward) of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sons, Richard (Donna) of Trumansburg, N.Y., Robert (Sally) of Lakeland, Fla. After a 3 year stint with the Army Air Corp after the end of World War II, he returned home to Ithaca where he worked at numerous professions over the years. In his early 50's he got the chance to work at the job he truly loved, driving over the road. His love of rolling down highways and always seeing a new view gave him a sense of belonging. For the last years before their retirement he and Elsie drove as a team, covering as many as 5000 miles a week. Even during his retirement he hauled building material on a trailer he built himself and moved rental trucks. Per his wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service was held 3 p.m. Tuesday, January10, 2017 in Hillsboro Memorial Gardens, Brandon, Fla. Services under the careful direction of Hillsboro Funeral home and Cemetery Brandon, FL.
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